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    • 27 Jan 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 29 Jan 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center 201 Tallapoosa Street Montgomery, Alabama 36104 United States

    2020 EDAA Winter Conference and EDAA Rural Development Conference

    January 27 @ 8:00 am - January 30 @ 12:00 pm

    2020 EDAA Winter Conference

    January 27- 29, 2020  Montgomery, AL

    Register early and save!!

    Early Bird registration expires December 16, 2019

    Tentative Winter Conference Agenda

    2020 EDAA Rural Development Conference

    January 29 – 30, 2020

    Tentative Rural Development Conference Agenda

    Hotel Reservations at Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center

    Click here to book your room with the group rate online or call the number listed below. Identify yourself as being a member of the EDAA Conference. Reservations must be made by December 26, 2019, to receive conference rate. Room rates are $149.00 per night.
    334-481-5000

    HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE

    There are two ways to register for the 2020 EDAA Winter Conference
    1) Online at www.edaa.org
    2) By mail (form) to EDAA, 2 North Jackson Street, Suite 302, Montgomery, AL 36104.

    Please complete the registration form and include your credit card information or check made payable to EDAA. You will receive registration confirmation via email.

    REGISTRATION POLICIES

    • Payment MUST accompany registration form
    • EDAA offers no partial or daily registrations
    • EDAA reserves the right to limit or restrict registration
    • Registration must be received no later than January 17, 2020.

    CANCELLATIONS

    Cancellation deadline is January 17, 2020. In order to obtain a refund, all cancellations must be received in writing at the EDAA office. Refund policy is as follows: Cancellation notices received by January 17, 2020 will receive a full refund less an administrative fee of $50. Any registrant who does not submit cancellation correspondence by January 17, 2020 will be required to pay the balance in full. Registrants may substitute attendees without penalty upon notification, however, appropriate member/non-member rates will apply to substitute attendees. EDAA is not responsible for lost or misdirected mail.

    REGISTRATION FEES
    Member and non-member registration fees include: all conference sessions, all meals, receptions and breaks. You must register for the 2020 Winter Conference in order to register for the Rural Conference.

    Spouse/Guest registration fees do not include conference sessions, breakfast, lunch or breaks throughout the conference.
    Spouse/Guest registration fees have been established solely for a spouse or significant other who accompanies the primary member registrant. This fee will not be honored for co-workers or industry associates.


    • 11 Feb 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • IKKO 1909 11th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35205
    Register

    *RSVP REQUIRED*

    Join us for this month's Kayoubikai! We are looking forward to seeing this time at IKKO in Five Points at 6:30pm.

    Held on the second Tuesday of every month, Kayoubikai (or "Tuesday gathering") is an opportunity to meet new friends with similar interests, practice Japanese, and stay connected with other members of the JASA community. While membership is not mandatory to attend the event, we encourage registering for individual membership to support JASA and stay involved with our events! We meet at 6:30pm at a local Japanese restaurant.


    Please RSVP in advance. There is no cost for registration, but each guest will be responsible for their own ticket at the end of the meal. 

    Our meetings thus far have been held in Birmingham, but we would love to expand to other cities! If you would like us to host a Kayoubikai in your area, please contact us at executivedirector@jasaweb.org.

    • 13 Feb 2020
    • 1:00 PM

    Webinar - Taxes on your Exports and IC-DISC - February 13, 2020

    Join the Alabama International Trade Center and Warren Averett for a Webinar


    Taxes on your Exports and IC-DISC

    Date: 2/13/2020
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CST)
    Fee: No Fee

    This webinar MAY qualify for 1 hour of CPE credit.

    TAXES ON EXPORTS AND FEDERAL TAX EXPORT INCENTIVES

    Presented by: Michael Beringer, CPA

    1. US TAXES ON EXPORT REVENUES

    2. IC-DISC (INTEREST-CHARGE DOMESTIC INTERNATIONAL SALES CORPORATION)

    • HISTORY OF US TAX EXPORT INCENTIVES
    • GENERAL BENEFITS OF IC-DISC
    • PERMANENT TAX SAVINGS
    • TAX DEFERRAL
    • OWNERSHIP STRUCTURES AND TYPES OF DISCS
    • IC-DISC REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
    • COMMISSION CALCULATIONS AND OTHER ITEMS
    3. FDII – FOREIGN DERIVED INTANGIBLE INCOME

    4. Q&A

     

     

    Point of Contact: Karla Jordan (205) 348-7621


    • 21 Feb 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Webinar

    Incoterms 2020 Webinar

    The Alabama International Trade Center is hosting a webinar on Incoterms 2020

    Date: 2/21/2020
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (CST)
    Status: Open - 100 places remaining
    Registration Deadline: 2/20/2020 10:00 AM (CST)
    Fee: $20

    Point of Contact: Karla Jordan (205) 348-7621

    If you would like to register multiple people at a time, please contact Karla Jordan above.

    Incoterms 2020 Webinar

    - What are Incoterms

    - What's new with Incoterms 2020

    - Incoterms in practice

    - Q & A

    Speaker: Carolyn Turner

    Register Here


    • 22 Feb 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • JASA 2081 Columbiana Rd #10 Birmingham, AL 35216
    Register

    Do you want to help make our 15th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival a success? Volunteer to help our guests learn about Japan! We'll need your help promoting JASA, guiding people to their favorite activities, and collecting donations so we can keep the festival free to the public. A volunteer orientation will take place at the JASA office on February 22. Volunteers with Japanese experience may be considered for 

    **RSVP** through our website or Facebook Page IS REQUIRED! Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Thank you!


    ***The Cherry Blossom Festival will be held on March 21, 2020. This is a separate event. 

     


    • 21 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    Join us for our 2020 Sakura Matsuri at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens! Stay tuned for our performance lineup and a full list of guests. Here are just some of those joining us this year:

    ACT Defense
    Alabama Bonsai Society
    Alabama Multicultural Organization
    Birmingham Museum of Art
    Birmingham Urasenke Association
    Briarwood Japanese Church

    Calligraphy

    Japan-America Society of Alabama
    Kendama USA
    Shakuhachi Performance by Geni Skendo

    Tara Atkins Crafts
    Paperworkers Local


    For more information and photos from last year's event, visit our Cherry Blossom Festival page.


    Parking will be available at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, but as was the case in previous years it will be limited. We encourage you to carpool!

Regular Events


Kayoubikai

Kayoubikai (火曜日会)is our monthly outing to a local Japanese restaurant.  Held on the second Tuesday of every month, Kayoubikai is an opportunity to meet new friends with similar interests, practice Japanese, and stay connected with other JASA members. While membership is not mandatory to attend the event, we encourage registering for individual membership to support JASA  and stay involved with our events!



Annual Dinner

Each year, the Japan-America Society of Alabama hosts a special reception and fundraiser to allow our members and guests from all over Alabama to gather, network, and dine with a special program to celebrate the JASA community. Our special 30th Anniversary Celebration will be held on August 22, 2019! Following last year’s highly successful event, we are moving to a larger venue at The Club in Birmingham, AL. View more information about the event here. 



Cherry Blossom Festival

Each year, we celebrate with food, crafts, performances, and other activities at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ Japanese Garden to welcome the Spring. Join us in March 2018 for hanami (flower viewing) in Birmingham! Cherry Blossoms, or sakura (桜、さくら), only bloom for a few weeks each year.  In Japanese culture, sakura represent mortality and remind viewers of the beauty and transience of life. Thousands of people flock to parks in Japan to see the blossoms. Come see our Birmingham cherry trees while they are in bloom!

Our next Cherry Blossom Festival will be held at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on March 16, 2018! We hope to see you there!

For pictures from previous years, please visit our photo gallery here. Do you have pictures you'd like to submit? Email them to executivedirector@jasaweb.org!



CONTACT US

Tel: +1 (205) 703-0960

2081 Columbiana Rd #10

Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

executivedirector@jasaweb.org


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